All money raised and kept should have a purpose. The following steps will enable your PAC to make a realistic plan, consistent with school goals:
- Invite the parent membership to create a wish list or survey all parents. Ask school staff through the Principal to prioritize a list as well. Avoid compete requests by individual staff requests.
- The list should not include items that are standard curriculum items that should be provided by the school district.
- Prepare a list of possible fundraisers and how much they are likely to raise.
- Come up with a realistic plan for the PAC, in consultation with the Principal, to ensure the plan fits with the school’s needs. Coordinate events with those of the school.
- Use the previous year’s budget and financial reports as a guide and prepare a budget. The budget should be passed before the current one expires.
- Once passed a budget can be amended by a note at a general meeting. The Treasurer is responsible for keeping track of income and expenses and to alert members of any important deviations from the budget.
Prince George Community Policing would like to encourage all Parent Advisory Councils in School District 57 to become actively involved in SPEED WATCH.
It is designed to raise public awareness of the actual speeds drivers are traveling. The Speed Watch program is conducted in partnership with ICBC, the RCMP, RCMP Auxiliary members, Community Policing and Prince George volunteers.
Speed Watch checks are operated by trained Auxiliary members and volunteers who include members of Parent Advisory Councils. Using portable radar equipment and an electronic digital board, volunteers monitor speeds. Drivers get an instant readout of their speed, displayed on a readerboard as they pass by. Warning letters are sent to individuals who were recorded traveling at an excessive speed. Speed Watch helps address traffic and speeding problems through:
- Public and community awareness
- Neighbourhood action
- Gathering speed-related data
- Police awareness
For more information on Speed Watch or to inquire about volunteering please contact Community Policing at 250-561-3366.
PG DPAC operates a email service that allows us to quickly communicate with the PACs. It is meant for us to discuss things, make each other aware of information and to share our triumphs. If you would like to subscribe to this service please see http://sd57dpac.ca/mailman/listinfo/sd57pacs_sd57dpac.ca
for further information about how to join.